The Woolmark Company announces Fashion Scout alumni Fyodor Golan, Phoebe English and Agi & Sam are nominated for International Woolmark Prize (IWP). Established in the 1950's as part of the International Wool Secretariat, early winners of the coveted prize include Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld. Today the competition, which holds finals across The British Isles, Shanghai, Sydney, Antwerp, Dubai and New York, sees its semi-finalist picking up an impressive AU$50,000 donation towards their new collection, in addition to an invitation to the finals in Florence (Menswear) and New York (Womenswear).
When the winner is announced later in the year, they will receive an enviable AU$100,000 to aid in marketing and fabric sourcing, in addition to distribution at London's regarded Harvey Nichols department store.
Good luck to all Fashion Scout alumni!
Full information on the International Woolmark Prize can be found here.
By Lewis R Waters